11 Days Birding Uganda safari and Wildlife Safaris Uganda

11 Days Birding Uganda safari and Wildlife Safaris Uganda

This 11 Days Birding Uganda safaris and Wildlife Safaris Uganda bird gives you the best birding experience in Uganda. Uganda has over 1060 bird species registered species making it a top destination for a birding safari. This itinerary is organized with a guarantee that you will spot over 600 bird species guaranteed in the 11 days.

 The birding safari takes you to Mabira Forest Reserve, Mabamba Swampland, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Semuliki National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Kibale Forest National Park.

This birding safari will bring you to lots of wildlife like the big five Lion, Leopard, Elephants, Leopards and lions on top of over 70 mammal species in Murchison falls national  park you will also spot Monster Nile crocodiles and the Hippos.

Highlights of 11 Days Birding Uganda safari and Wildlife Safaris Uganda

Day 1: Transfer for Birding at Mabamba Swamp home of Shoebill.

Day 2:  Transfer Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park, Birding Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Day 3: Birding in Murchison Falls National Park & wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park

Day 4: Boat ride Shoebill, Afternoon Launch Cruise, Transfer to Budongo Forest

Day 6: Transfer Budongo forest to Semuliki National Park

Day 7:  Birding in Semuliki on the Kirumia River Trail

Day 8: Full Day Birding in Semuliki, Sempaya & Kirumia Trails

Day 9:  Birding and transfer to Kibale National Park

Day 10:  Morning Birding & Afternoon Chimpanzee tracking.

Day 11: Early morning birding for Pitta, Return to Kampala

Detailed Itinerary of 11 Days Birding Uganda safari and Wildlife Safaris Uganda

Day 1: Transfer for Birding at Mabamba Swamp home of Shoebill.

After Breakfast, we take the journey to the Mabamba swamp in search of the shoebill stork the prehistoric bird and lots of bird’s species on the shores of Lake Victoria. The Mabamba swamp tour will be on a canoe that carries 3 people through the marshes.

Mabamba swamp has quite a number of birds species like  Shoebill, African Jacana, Hammerkops, Purple Heron, Squacco Heron, African Openbill, Hadada Ibis, Saddle-billed Stork, Sacred Ibis,African Fish Eagle, Lizard Buzzard, Black Crake, African Marsh Harrier, African Harrier-Hawk, Long-toed Lapwing, Blue-breasted Bee-eater, Malachite Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher,  Black-and-white Casqued Hornbill, Greater Swamp Warbler, Banded Martin, Angola Swallow, Swamp Flycatcher, Yello-backed Weaver, Fan-tailed Widowbird, Slender-billed Weaver, Vieillot’s Weaver, and Common Waxbill.

Day 2:  Transfer Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park, Birding Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

After breakfast, we drive to northern Uganda through the Luweero triangle stopping at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary home to the endangered species situated journey that lasts 3 hours from Kampala Uganda’s capital on the Kampala-Arua Highway .the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary  has over 250 birds species and other animals like antelopes and the shoebill stork cannot be missed in the sanctuary and some of the animals in the sanctuary are White-headed Barbet, White-crested Turaco, White-crested Helmet shrike, Saddle-billed Stork, Shoebill, and African Fish Eagle we spend  3 hours in the sanctuary and we proceed to Murchison falls with an enroute lunch either at the sanctuary or Masindi town we enter the park at Paraa relaxing and have dinner.

Day 3: Birding in Murchison Falls National Park & wildlife in Murchison Falls National Park

After breakfast, we set off for a game drive to catch lot of wildlife as they rise and graze in the savanna the drive will mainly be on the northern part of the park along the Nile at the lake Albert delta a very early rising guarantees the sighting of nocturnal birds like Nightjars as they wind up their night you will see lots of animals like buffalo, Jackson’s Hartebeest, Uganda Kob, Oribi, lions, Leopards, Hyenas, Elephants, Giraffes, Waterbucks, Bushbucks, Lions, Baboons,  among others.

The Para side has lots of game and birds concentration you will have a chance to see large herds of grazing animals like buffalo, Kobs and primates like baboons and Birds like the Shoebill  ,Denham’s Bustard, White Crested Turaco, Senegal Skinner, Pennant-winged Nightjar, Egyptian Plover, and   Standard-winged Nightjar.

The savanna scenery is amazing with lots of game including and lots more. You’ll take packed lunch.

Day 4: Boat ride Shoebill, Afternoon Launch Cruise, Transfer to Budongo Forest

After Breakfast, we take birding safaris around Paraa we later take a boat ride at about 9:00am on Nile Delta. This ride is famously called the “Shoebill Boat Ride” as it’s the way you can catch the prehistoric bird Shoebill at the delta and other birds like Goliath Heron, African Skimmers, Common Squacco Heron and more.

We take an afternoon Launch Cruise on river Nile to see lots of water birds like African Skimmers, African Fish Eagles, Red-throated Bee-eaters, Cattle Egrets and more you will also see giant Nile crocodiles hippos and Nile Crocodiles and elephants and buffalos might be sighted at the shores of river Nile we later transfer to Budongo forest to track more birds species and the chimpanzees in the forest.

Day 5:  Birding in Budongo Forest

After breakfast ,we start birding in Budongo Forest along “Royal Mile” with birds species like ; Nahan’s Francolin, Cassin’s Hawk-eagle, Chocolate-backed Kingfisher, Black-colored Lovebird,  Blue-breasted Kingfisher, Piping Hornbill, African Dwarf Kingfisher,  Red-sided Broadbill, White-spotted Flufftails, Pavel’s Illadopsis, Forest Robin, Forest Flycatcher, Spotted Greenbul, Chestnut-capped Flycatcher, Cassin’s Spinetails , Sabine’s Spinetails and Ituri Batis. We shall get chance to see lots of chimpanzees in the forest and other kinds of monkeys.

Day 6: Transfer Budongo forest to Semuliki National Park

We Checkout the loge and start the journey to south western Uganda  a journey that takes the whole day  we have an enroute lunch arriving to Semliki late in the evening. This journey will give you a chance to see a lot of Uganda’s rural life, vegetation and landscape

Day 7:  Birding in Semuliki on the Kirumia River Trail

After breakfast, we move to Kirumia River for a full day birding with packed lunch from the lodge in track of  Yellow-throated Cuckoo, Red-billed Dwarf, Yellow-throated Nicator,  White-crested Hornbill, White-breasted Negrofinch, Black-casqued Wattled Hornbill, Pale-fronted Negrofinch, Egyptian Goose, Red-headed Bluebill, Abyssinian Ground Hornbill, Black-headed Bates, Blue-breasted Bee-eater,  Snowy-headed Robin-chat, Pygmy Kingfisher, African Scopes Owl,and Narina Trogon among others

Day 8: Full Day Birding in Semuliki, Sempaya & Kirumia Trails

After Breakfast, we depart for birding with backed lunch in Kirumia until midday we later go to the Sempaya hot springs in search of many birds and monkeys returning later for dinner in the lodge .

Day 9:  Birding and transfer to Kibale National Park

After Breakfast, We take on birding in Semuliki we later checkout for transfer to Kibale National Park a journey that lasts for 1 hour. Kibale national park is the capital of primates with 13 species and the biggest chimpanzee population in Uganda 

Others primates in the forest are the red Colobus and l’Hoest Monkeys, Potto, Red-tailed ,the Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Black and white Colobus, Olive Baboon, Bush Baby and Blue Monkeys.

In addition to this, Kibale forest has more than 375 birds species with the famous Blue Turaco being endemic here and the Green-breasted Pitta and other animals like Forest Elephants, Bush pigs, Sitatungas, Leopards, Mongoose and many more.

Day 10:  Morning Birding & Afternoon Chimpanzee tracking.

We explore birds species like, White-napped Pigeon, Narina Trogon, Red-winged Francolin, Grey-headed Sunbird, Speckled Mousebird, Joyful Greenbul, Lesser Blue-eared Starling, Blue-throated Brown Sunbird,Red-chested Flufftail, Blue-throated Roller, Red-chested Owlet, African Green Pigeon, Crested Guineafowl, Blue-spotted Wood Dove, Green-backed Camaroptera and Scaly-breasted Illadopsis

After lunch we take on chimpanzee tracking habituated in Kibale National Park returning later for dinner

Day 11: Early morning birding for Pitta, Return to Kampala

After breakfast, we go in search for Pittas and many more birds’ species before we return for lunch and transfer to Kampala or Entebbe for your evening flight.

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